Here’s where I tell you that I liked my in-laws. I really did. My father-in-law, in particular, and I got along rather smashingly. Things weren’t quite so smooth and easy-going with my mother-in-law, but much of that could be chalked up to my being extraverted and affectionate and her [...]
My husband picked me up from the training center where I was “learning to be a teller” and filled me in on what was happening.
It had been three days since we moved there. Our stuff had arrived and he had pretty much gotten it all unpacked while I [...]
One thing you should know about me is that I really do NOT like driving. I mean, I’m fine driving around familiar places and it doesn’t stress me out to take the kids to activities and stuff right around here, but I loathe the highway, adverse conditions, and, well, most driving.
So, if you remember, it was August and we were attempting to sell our condo in South Florida. We were hoping to move to Chesapeake, Virginia– a town to which we had never even been– by the end of September.
As I mentioned last week, I was all stressed out [...]
Buying our first home at 23 had made us a bit of an anomaly among our peers. Yes, I certainly know that there are people who get their first mortgage at a younger age than that but, realistically, we were only a couple years out of college and it was pretty strange [...]
So there I was, this young woman who’d been married less than a year, drove a brand new GMC Envoy, had a lovely condo, AND a good job– and we had up and decided to move someplace totally unknown.
That’s the gist of it, in case you’ve missed any of the [...]
I flitted around our pretty South Florida condo, throwing together some quick pasta for supper. Though we had actually purchased a dining room table and chairs (– how grown up of us!), it was far more likely we’d be eating our meal sitting on the black leather couch. Please tell me [...]
Sometimes I wonder what my young husband thought of my suddenly expressing dissatisfaction with living in Florida. I mean, we MET in Florida. We got engaged in Florida. While we had our wedding in Connecticut, we headed right back down to Florida to a condo outside of West Palm Beach. [...]
By the time I was two years old, I was living in my third state.
I would actually stay in that one for about eight years, but I started fifth grade in another state.
And moved again just as I started college. Which, by the way, was in yet another [...]
“And how much do you weigh?” the lady on the phone asked.
She was doing the pre-registration for my MRI.
I answered honestly and hated myself for being angry about the number. Really, she didn’t care. As long as I weighed less than 550 pounds, it [...]